Canon has just announced their first EOS-M mirrorless camera system, due for release in about 4-5 months. Read More
I’ve been needing a new home office chair. My current one, a <$200 leather chair from either Staples or Office Depot, is usually comfortable, but the “memory foam” seat lost its support and springiness, the seat reclines with the back, and the armrests are too high and not adjustable. Long sessions at the computer leave […]
Wolfram Alpha, a computational knowledge engine, is an incredibly useful reference tool. In addition to solving mathematical and scientific equations and conversions, it can handle factual answers with ease. Capital of Utah? Salt Lake City. Boiling point of alcohol? 78°C. How tall is a giraffe? 13-20 feet. But ask it more complex questions, and it will […]
My trusty Sony earbuds failed a couple months ago, and I have since replaced them with newer Sony buds. Sometime after that, my over-the-ear headphones died as well. It was an older Phillips model, and I’d been looking to replace them for some time even before they stopped working. Why buy headphones when I had […]
I’ve seen some weird and embellished mugs before, but this OPMOD Battle Mug is in a whole new league of excessiveness. The 24-ounce mug itself is machined out of a solid aluminum block that starts off at 13.5 lbs. On top of that, it features 3 functional Mil-Spec 1913 scope rails. The handle? A removable […]
My Verizon Wireless contract was up for renewal and smartphone upgrade back in July, but none of the phones seemed suitable at the time. Then there were rumors that the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S2 would be coming to Verizon. The Galaxy S2 came to the USA, but to every carrier except for Verizon. Soon […]
Nesco’s FD-75PR food dehydrator is capable of drying fruit, fruit purees, beef for jerky, herbs and spices, and almost anything else you can think of. A 700-watt heater means that this model can dry foods far quicker than smaller units can. The dehydrator comes with 5 drying trays (expandable to 12 trays with additional purchase), […]
Every other week, sometimes more frequently, a friend, family member, or colleague asks me when is the best time to purchase a digital SLR camera. Most often, I tell them to wait until the next Canon lens bundle promotion, unless of course they want to go with Nikon. It looks like we’re actually on the […]
Amazon has just announced a new line of Kindle e-readers and tablets. There will be the new Kindle, a Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch with 3G, and the Kindle Fire. The 3rd generation Kindles from last summer are still included in the lineup and are the only ones with physical keyboards. The Kindle and Kindle Touch will […]
Due to lackluster sales, HP has discontinued their new-ish webOS TouchPad tablet last week. A few news sources reported that around the same Best Buy was seeking to return many unsold units back to the company. It looks like something was worked out as both HP and Best Buy have been practically giving the TouchPad […]
Google announced early this morning that they are acquiring Motorola for $12.5 billion. This move appears to be primarily motivated by Google’s need to strengthen their patent portfolio in the face of anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple, and other companies. Major companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, seem to be doing this a lot these days. […]
With my trusty Sony earbuds down for the count, I wondered what would fail next. Well, it seems that my Canon MP800 multi-function inkjet printer decided to kick the bucket. I received a 6A00 error last night, complete with a flashing green and amber alarm.
Nearly a year ago, I mentioned how my Sony Fontopia EX71 earbuds refuse to die. Well, that is no longer true as the right earbud has failed. This makes perfect sense. A few months ago I spotted the earbuds at a ridiculously low price over at Amazon, and regretfully neglected to pick up a backup pair. […]
Toshiba’s Thrive is the newest Android 10.1″ tablet to hit the market. Noticeable differences separating it from the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab and other recent Honeycomb 3.0/3.1 tablets is a user-replaceable battery, an HDMI port, 2 USB ports, and an SD/SDHD/SDXD card slot. As you can probably imagine, all of those added connectivity options lead to […]
Samsung’s new Galaxy 10.1 Tab tablet is the latest in a series of recent Android tablets that include the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia. Despite a similar spec-sheet, the Galaxy 10.1 Tab is a bit thinner and is also running the newest version of Android’s Honeycomb OS.